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93 Unclaimed Bodies To Get Proper Funeral In Lafayette Parish

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A disturbing story has been reported via American Press and it has to do with 93 bodies that have yet to be claimed in Lafayette Parish. In the last 20 years, there have been 93 people that have died in Lafayette Parish, and no family member or friend has come forth to claim the body. According to The Advocate, the 93 unclaimed bodies will have proper funeral in their honorĀ  at 10 a.m. April 28 at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. “We’re doing this because we recognize that every life inherently has value and dignity,” said Kim Boudreaux, executive director of Lafayette Catholic Service Centers.


“It’s important to claim those who have passed. We have so many who are still living who are forgotten.”

Bishop Michael Jarrell will conduct the service, and a wake and rosary led by the Missionaries of Charity will begin at 9 a.m. Boudreaux said that while a Catholic church and agency organized the service, she said other ministers of faith are invited to be a part of the ecumenical service to respect the other religious beliefs of the dead. The service will be open for the public to attend.

What saddens many of us is that so many people have come and gone, and nobody has even recognized that they are no longer with us. As Candice said, its just sad to know that someone may have died alone. We hope that you would take a minute out of your busy schedule and remember these 93 people who have died and have gone unclaimed.

For more on this story visit American Press

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